12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week's heat wave

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San Francisco Chronicle | Amy Graff | Jun 23, 2017

Photo: Scott Sonner, Associated Press | In this photo taken March 2, 2017, record winter snowfall is seen in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, in this aerial photo taken from above the Washoe Valley just south of Reno, Nev. Surveyors will crunch ... more

The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States.

A thawing snowpack that's massive after a brutal winter fed rivers and reservoirs with high-flowing runoff.

One place that saw a stunning impact from all the runoff is Lake Tahoe.

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